NBA mock draft round-up for Max Christie heading into the 2022 NBA draft

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Michigan State basketball’s Max Christie bet on himself when he chose to enter the 2022 NBA draft, and at least for now, it looks like that is a smart gamble as numerous outlets have him projected to at least be drafted tonight.

Below, we rounded up the various mock drafts that have Christie selected, and where they are projecting him to end up.

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First Round, No. 29 - SB Nation

Team: Memphis Grizzlies

Writer: Ricky O’Donnell

“Christie had some growing pains as a freshman at Michigan State, but his skill set should transition seamlessly to an off-ball role in the NBA if he can get the shot to fall more consistently,” O’Donnell said. “Christie had a reputation as a big-time shooter coming out of suburban Chicago. … He shouldn’t be asked to create with the ball in his hands, but there’s a potential spot-up shooter and wing defender here as his frame fills out.”

Second Round, No. 31 - The Athletic

Team: Indiana Pacers

Writer: Sam Vecenie

Second Round, No. 35 - CBS Sports

Team: Orlando Magic

Writer: Kyle Boone

Second Round, No. 37 - SI.com

Team: Sacramento Kings

Writer: Jeremy Woo

Second Round, No. 38 - For the Win

Team: San Antonio Spurs

Writer: Bryan Kalbrosky

Second Round, No. 41 - Bleacher Report

Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Writer: Jonathan Wasserman

Second Round, No. 44 - Yahoo

Team: Atlanta Hawks

Writer: Krysten Peek

“Many believed Christie should have returned for a second year,” Peek said. “He remains in the draft and any team that takes him is selecting him on potential.”

Second Round, No. 44 - Basketball News

Team: Atlanta Hawks

Writer: Multiple

“Christie possesses the ability to shoot and score the ball at a high level,” says the site. “It’s also worth noting that he has some experience playing on the ball as a point guard. Although he played mostly off the ball for Michigan State, it is a good example of his versatility. Christie is full of upside as he enters the NBA.”

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